It’s been almost 9 months since Zotac started showing off its first tiny desktop computers to feature ARM-based processors. Now the company is getting ready to start selling its new ZBOX Nano D518 with a Freescale i.MX6 Quad processor.
It’s expected to go on sale in September for less than $200.
Instead of an Intel or AMD processor, this model has Freescale’s ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor. And instead of shipping with no operating system (or Windows), the ZBOX Nano D518 features 1GB of RAM, 8GB of eMMC solid state storage, and Google Android 4.3 software.
Other features include 4 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, an Ethernet jack, and 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi. It also has an SD card reader, mic, and headphone jacks. Interestingly the WiFi adapter is made by Intel. There’s a 2.5 inch drive bay inside the case if you want to add extra storage.
The system measures 5″ x 5″ x 1.8″ and uses just 4.5 watts of power during normal operation, or up to a maximum of 7.7 watts. Oh yeah, and the ZBOX D518 uses passive cooling, which means there’s no fan in the case.
via Fanless Tech